95265133 alex - Kenya Revenue Authority 'lost $39m to hacker'
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Kenya Revenue Authority 'lost $39m to hacker'

Image copyright Daily Nation Image caption Alex Mutuku’s lawyers want him to be released on bail An IT expert has been charged with hacking into Kenya’s Revenue Authority and stealing $39m (£31m). Alex Mutungi Mutuku, 28, is accused of electronic fraud but he denies any wrongdoing. The prosecution says he is part of an international […]

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'Sex assault' streamed on Facebook Live

Image copyright Getty Images The alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl by five or six males was streamed on Facebook Live, according to Chicago Police. Around 40 people were said to have been watching the stream at one point but nobody reported the incident to police. A police spokesman said authorities first learned of […]

95264134  93663698 thinkstockphotos 628527420 - Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m'
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Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m'

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption Evaldas Rimasauskas posed as Asian-based hardware manufacturer to trick staff into wiring him money A Lithuanian man has been charged with tricking two US technology firms into wiring him $100m (£80.3m) through an email phishing scam. Posing as an Asian-based manufacturer, Evaldas Rimasauskas tricked staff into transferring money into bank […]

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Is the UK Europe's best hub for tech workers?

Tech City chair Eileen Burbidge tells Today the tech industry in the UK is leading Europe and its employees are earning 44% more than in other industries. The annual report from Tech City says 1.6 million people are now employed by tech companies in the UK. Source link

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Twitter shuts 377,000 'terrorism' accounts

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Twitter says it has suspended a total of 636,248 accounts since mid-2015 Twitter says it shut nearly 377,000 accounts for promoting terrorism in the second half of last year. It represents a big increase on the last numbers given by the company, which covered from February to August 2016, although […]

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Plusnet fined £880,000 for billing former customers

Image copyright Plusnet Image caption Plusnet markets itself as offering superior customer service Plusnet, an internet service provider owned by BT, has been fined £880,000 for wrongly billing more than 1,000 former customers. An investigation by watchdog Ofcom found that the ISP broke a fundamental billing rule by continuing to charge a group of customers […]

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Bank cheques to be cleared within a day

Image copyright Getty Images Bank customers who pay cheques into their accounts will soon be able to get the money cleared within one working day. At the moment, the process can take up to six days. The organisation that manages the cheque clearing system said the changes would be phased in from October 2017. However, […]

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Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It took minutes for the scammer to take over Six weeks ago, a young woman called Zed (not her real name) was in a meeting at work when a message popped up on Facebook Messenger from a distant friend. “Hey babe,” it began. The friend asked Zed to vote […]

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UK flight ban on electronic devices announced

Image caption The UK ban applies to direct inbound flights from six countries; the US ban lists eight countries The British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on certain direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. The ban, which also applies to tablets and […]

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US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

Media captionWhy are gadgets banned but mobiles ok? Daniel Sandford explains The US and UK are banning laptops from cabin baggage on flights from certain countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey. The US ban on electronic devices larger than a smartphone is being imposed as an anti-terrorist precaution. It […]

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US man loses appeal over encrypted drives

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The suspect has been in custody for nearly 18 months, his lawyer says, over the encrypted devices A US man has lost an appeal over his refusal to decrypt hard drives seized during an investigation regarding child sexual abuse images. The man, who has not been named in court […]